Can't delete directories Netmeeting, Outlook Express, Microsoft Frontpage

I can't delete certain directories from the program files directory:

Netmeeting
Outlook Express
Microsoft Frontpage
MSN gaming zone
Xerox

The directories are empty but when I try to remove them I get the message that "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.".
Any ideas what exactly is accesing the directory and how to remove it?
BorutraAsked:
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mathesonCommented:
did u delete everything in the folders manually of uninstall them??

if you deleted them reinstall then unstall them..

if you uninstalled them try rebooting and then deleting them....
you will need a user with admin rights on the local machine
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sramesh2kCommented:

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and open process tab in task manager
End the process "Explorer.exe"

click file new > type "Explorer.exE"

new explorer process is loaded.

Now, attempt to delete the directories above.

If this does not help, use the Recovery Console to delete the abovesaid directories.
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BorutraAuthor Commented:
I unistalled netmeeting and outlook express, microsoft frontpage was empty from the beginning (it was created when windows was installed. The solution from sramesh2k did not work.
When I try to delete them I always get the message that they are in use but I have no idea which process could be accesing those directories since they're empty.
I'll try the recovery console but that is not exacly the solution I was looking for. I would still like to know what are those directories for.
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cuba_joeCommented:
Are you sure there are no hidden files also that you did not delete? (Make sure you have "Show All Files" checked in your folder options).
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sramesh2kCommented:

I've tried it in my system and I also could not delete it. I plan to use ProcessViewer and chk what application is using these folders.
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BorutraAuthor Commented:
The folders are empty, no hidden files or anything, I have all the rights (logged on as an administrator).
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BorutraAuthor Commented:
The folders are empty, no hidden files or anything, I have all the rights (logged on as an administrator).
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hame59246Commented:
I have tried I guess I must have missed something.  Twenty five years of experience CAD Aerospace Designer. Program eight different languages. Build mt own computers. Anyway enough of me. How do you delete msn gaming zone once and for all?
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